Vote for the Proposed Changes to NHIMA Bylaws

NHIMA Members:

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) recently changed its membership categories and, therefore, updated the AHIMA bylaws to be in line with those changes.

NHIMA is required to maintain bylaws that are reflective of the AHIMA bylaws. Therefore, the NHIMA Board is proposing bylaw changes.

Per section 15.1 of the current NHIMA bylaws, NHIMA members are given at least 30 days prior to voting to review any proposed bylaw changes.

Based on this requirement, official notification of the proposed changes was sent via email and the NHIMA members had through October 6, 2021, to review the changes.

It is now time to electronically vote on these changes. NHIMA members can vote from October 19, 202 through November 9, 2021.

Should you have questions about the proposed bylaw changes, please contact NHIMA President, Michelle Perkins at Michelle.Perkins@orthonebraska.com.

15.1 Adoption of Amendments:

The power to alter, amend, or repeal the Bylaws of NHIMA, or to adopt new bylaws, is vested in the Active Members of NHIMA. The affirmative vote of a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the votes of the Active Members cast electronically or at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall be sufficient to effectuate such action. A proposal to the Active Members to amend the Bylaws may be initiated by the Board of Directors and/or any Active Member of NHIMA at any time that is at least thirty (30) days prior to the meeting at which a vote on the proposal is to be taken. In the absence of such prior notice, the Active Members may still consider a proposal to amend the Bylaws upon the affirmative vote to do so if a two thirds (2/3) majority of the votes of the Active Members cast electronically or at a meeting at which a quorum is present, and if the consideration is approved, may adopt the proposal upon the affirmative vote of at least ninety percent (90%) of the votes of the Active Members cast at such meeting. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any proposed revisions or amendment of the Bylaws of NHIMA shall be submitted for review and approval to the AHIMA Board of Directors prior to adoption, and they shall comply with the provisions governing Component State Associations as provided for in the AHIMA Bylaws and in the AHIMA Policy and Procedure Manual.

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